This week a tribute to the great Nigeria drummer, percussionist and songwriter Tony Allen. One of the main collaborators, and musical director, of Fela Kuti's band Africa '70 from 1968 to 1979, he was a central figure in Afrobeat music. In later years he embraced a variety of musical styles, developed "Afrofunk" and worked with a number of contemporary artists.
Also on the show: the debut album from vocalist/saxophonist Sanja Markovic, the first solo recordings by Tim Berne, a new album from Orjan Hulten, a selection of improvised pieces and, some classic ECM works.
Fela Anikulapo Kuti "Zombie" from The Complete Works of Fela Anikulapo Kuti (Knitting Factory) 00:00
Örjan Hultén Orion "Liberia Ballad" from Liberia Ballad (Artogrush/Plugged) 13:49
Sanja Markovic "Ascension" from Ascension (A.MA Records) 21:37
Tim Berne "Darn That" from Sacred Vowels (Screwgun) 28:10
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